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Volunteer as a Green Impact auditor for healthcare (Autumn 2023)

Audit primary healthcare providers - remotely from anywhere in the UK

Join our online training session and then carry out online sustainability audits for primary care providers

What is Green Impact?

Green Impact is a sustainability learning and awards scheme with practical advice for teams who want to improve their sustainability and social responsibility. It started with a student idea in 2006, and has since expanded into many sectors, reaching tens of thousands of people each year. The Green Impact model has been used in healthcare since 2011, and since then has been supporting healthcare staff to learn and lead for sustainability in their area of work. At the end of each annual Green Impact cycle, local students conduct audits of progress, strengthening links with students and their local community.

By auditing one of the participating healthcare organisations, you will verify if they have carried out set actions to achieve their working towards, bronze, silver or gold award target.

Which organisations are being audited in Autumn 2023?

Green Impact runs across primary healthcare in the UK, including GP surgeries, dental practices, pharmacists (Wales only) and optometric practices (Wales only). We will be conducting audits of all these settings in the Autumn of 2023. We are expecting to conduct more than 100 audits across primary care this year, so we need your help!

What’s involved?

The training and audits will be held online, dates TBC. Breaks and self-study time will be built in. To apply, you must be a current student at a UK university. No previous experience is necessary, although those with an interest in healthcare will be particularly well suited. You will need access to a computer and internet, and be able to dedicate 6-12 hours.

As a Green Impact auditor, you will be fully trained by SOS-UK in an online IEMA-approved training session.

Following the training, you will spend some time reviewing the Green Impact toolkit submissions of the practices, preparing questions to ask. You will then meet with the staff online, where you can ask questions and make final decisions on your audit. It's a great opportunity to view real-world implementation of sustainability in the workplace and in the healthcare sector, as well as build new skills in communications, analysis and team-work.

You will also receive a digital badge from SOS-UK on completion of the auditing to showcase the skills you have utilised, which you can then share on LinkedIn or applications.

Where do I sign up?

To volunteer to become a primary care auditor, complete this quick registration form. We will then contact all successful applicants closer to the time.

If you have any further questions, please email rachel.soper@sos-uk.org.

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